Re: conffiles in /etc/default
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 12:13:58PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 05:36:34PM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> > > Does this change have a rationale (and if so, could it be included in a
> > > footnote), or should it be reverted?
> > The file is expected to be changed, which would trigger the 'get the new
> > version?' prompt. Trying to reduce those prompts seems like a good idea.
> All conffiles are expected to be changed...
The easy way to achieve this behavior is to make the configuration
file a `conffile'. This is appropriate only if it is possible to
distribute a default version that will work for most installations,
although some system administrators may choose to modify it. [...]
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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